FIR Book Review – Second Life: The Official Guide

Second Life: The Official Guide
In this edition of For Immediate Release book reviews, Neville and Shel review Second Life: The Official Guide.

This book is a collaborative work by six writers with expert knowledge of Second Life, the three-dimensional virtual world that today has over 2.6 million registered users. In Second Life: The Official Guide, there is something for everyone from the casual user to the committed Second Life resident.

Our discussion includes – description of the book’s structure and what it’s about; a summary overview of the contents and the content of the accompanying CD; snapshots of specific chapters, especially those describing the grand tour of Second Life, understanding the library and inventory, and changing your appearance; commentary on what some residents are quoted in the book as saying; concluding summary and our recommendation about the book.

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Second Life: The Official Guide
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Paperback, 342 pages
Published in December 2006
US$34.99 / CDN$41.99 / £22.99
ISBN: 0-470-09608-X
Available now from Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk and other outlets.

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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